2023 Program

North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting
Fayetteville Technical Community College
March 24-25, 2023

Friday, March 24

Center for Business and Industry Building (CBI)

2723 Ft. Bragg Road

(There is parking around the building)

Snacks located in CBI 128

9:00 AM – CBI 127: Welcome Session

9:30 – 10:45 – CBI 127: Roundtable – Experiential Learning: Teaching Students

    Beyond the Classroom

  • Curtis Chu (Setsunan University, Osaka, Japan) and Melinda Pash (Fayetteville Technical Community College): Collaborative Online International Education (COIL).
  • Christy Davenport (Fayetteville Technical Community College) and Jessie Kiker (Fayetteville Technical Community College): Student Fieldtrip to Selma, Alabama.

11:00 – 12:15 – CBI 129: Panel 1: Intersections Between East and West

  • Dorothea Hoffman (Appalachian State University): “China’s Balancing Act in Response to the War in Ukraine.”
  • Anthony Johnson (University of North Carolina, Pembroke): “Politicizing the Periphery: Provincial Politics in Tomsk, 1917.”
  • Adonis Johnson (University of North Carolina, Pembroke): “The Path to Pearl Harbor: Japan, the United States, and the Economic Origins of War.”

11:00 – 12:15 – CBI 127: Panel 2: The Struggle for Equality

  • Brian Suttell (Ferrum College): “Dual Freedoms: The 1960 Sit-Ins and Academic Freedom.”
  • Kelli Cardenas Walsh (Fayetteville State University):  “North Carolinians at Harper’s Ferry, October 16, 1859.”
  • Francena Turner (Fayetteville State University): “‘Girls Don’t Strike Without Provocation’: African American Women, the General Strike, and the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1956-1959.”

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 – CBI 129: Panel 3: North Carolina: Folklore and Hard Realities

  • Paula Stiles (Edgecombe Community College): “The Devil in North Carolina.”
  • David Mitchell (Wingate University): “The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Monroe’s Crisis of Community.”
  • Nathan Saunders (University of North Carolina, Wilmington): “Grass Roots Abscam: ColCor and Political Corruption in Southeast North Carolina.”

1:15 – 2:30 – CBI 127: Panel 4: Europe: Power, Gender, and Nationalism

  • Maeve O’Dea (High Point University, Undergraduate): “An Enduring Balance of Power in 19th Century Europe.”
  • Seth Stein LeJacq (Duke University/National Maritime Museum, UK): “Recovering the Queer Age of Sail: Evidence from the British Naval Archives.”
  • Bradley Kadel (Fayetteville State University): “The Shebeen House and Irish Nationalism in Ireland during the Fenian and Ribbon Movements.”

2:45 – 4:00 – CBI 129 Panel 5: African Americans Chart a Course through American

Religion and Sports

  • Alan Lamm (University of Mount Olive): “Jubilee: Birth of the African American Free Will Baptist Church in North Carolina.”
  • Michael Kennedy (High Point University): “After Jackie Robinson: The Economic Rationalization and the Long Road to Desegregation in Major League Baseball.”
  • Glen Bowman (Elizabeth City State University): “Building Community, Ensuring Institutional Survival, Securing Civil Rights: Elizabeth City State Football, 1912-1963.”

2:45 – 4:00 – CBI 127: Panel 6: Race, Religion, and Politics

  • Kevin McPartland (University of Cincinnati): “‘The Election of Holden Will Result in Disaster and Defeat’: Loyalty, Honor, and the Press in the 1864 Gubernatorial Election.”
  • James Martin (Campbell University): “Jews in North Carolina.”
  • Ian Gutgold (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): “Black Freedom in the Abolitionist Imagination”

4:00 – 5:00 – CBI 127: NCAH Business Meeting

5:30 – 7:30 – Dinner: Pierro’s Italian Bistro.

7:30 – Cumberland Hall Auditorium: Keynote Speaker – Jeff Broadwater (Professor Emeritus, Barton College) “John  Adams and the ‘Divine Science of Politics’”

Saturday, March 25

Center for Business and Industry Building (CBI)

2723 Ft. Bragg Road

(There is parking around the building)

Snacks located in CBI 128

9:00  – Welcome Back!

9:30 – 10:45 – CBI 111: Roundtable: Miranda Rights

  • Christopher Thrasher, Kris Obele Bele, Von D. Locklear, and M. Mark Grobosky (Fayetteville Technical Community College): “Making Noise About Silence: Creating an Education Film and Hosting a Public Presentation on the Importance of the Miranda Rights.”

11:00 – 12:15 – CBI 111: Panel 7 – Topics on War, Labor, and Religion

  • Kenan Althoff (High Point University): “Smoldering Ashes: Strategic Bombing, Hamburg, and the Reassessment of Measuring German Morale in the Second World War, 1939-1945.”
  • Bonnie Showfety (High Point University): “American Railroads and the Concept of Workers’ Rights from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era.”
  • Wesley Constandse (United States Army) “‘They Left for the Leeks and Onions’: A Perspective of Pilgrims Who Parted Ways with the Willie Handcart Company in 1856.”

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